Bill Gates Shares Tweets That Inspired Him In 2017


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Bill Gates has shared a list of tweets which inspired him this year, to show that there was “hope and progress” in 2017.

After terror attacks across the world, a mass shooting in Las Vegas and unrest in the US during Donald Trump’s first year as President, some, including the tech entrepreneur have described 2017 as a particularly difficult year.

Mr Gates wrote: “There’s no denying that 2017 was a really tough year… but it also delivered some amazing moments of hope and progress. Here are some inspiring tweets that you may have missed.”

The entrepreneur often shares reading lists and other recommendations with his followers.

He listed the tweets he found the most inspiring this year:

The achievements of everyday Americans:

Bill Gates said: “On May 18, 2017, Edwardo Sanchez tweeted that he was the first person in his family to graduate from college. Congratulations, Edwardo!”

Works of art and film he found interesting:

3/ “Toilet: A Love Story,” a Bollywood romance about a newlywed couple, educated audiences about India’s sanitation challenge. 

Medical achievements:

 People using their money for good deeds:

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The World Food Prize gives me greater zeal to feed Africa and end hunger in our world. No resting until we succeed!

Bill Gates tweeted : “2017 World Food Prize winner @akin_adesinawill use his prize money to establish a fund to provide grants to African youth involved in agriculture.”

Uplifting news reports:

My debut in the @nytimes couldn’t be more perfect and timely. Here’s why helping others is good for your health 

Volunteers in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, gathered supplies to help with relief efforts for Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Why Doing Good Is Good for the Do-Gooder

Volunteering is linked to health benefits including lower blood pressure and decreased mortality rates.

Mr Gates commented: “The New York Times reported that doing good for others helps those who give as well as those who receive.”

A new trend called #ExtremeReading encouraged children to pick up books

The tech mogul enthused: “A new sport caught on in schools to encourage students to read. It’s called #extremereading.”

He even had a go himself:

He also asked his followers to contribute:

8/ Here’s my own extreme submission to the challenge.

9/ These tweets made me feel better about 2017 and more optimistic about the new year. I hope they make you feel more hopeful, too. What tweets inspired you this year?

 Here are some examples his followers gave:

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“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”

These heroes will do ANYTHING – jump in an icy river, break into a car, form a human chain – to save a dog’s life 🐶 💪🏽

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My mother accomplished her dream of becoming a journalist at age 50. I am so proud of her. Now she reads the news for the national TV channel. 💛🌻💛🌻 Forever my inspiration. 💛💛💛

The story about Mark Hamill going as Luke sky walker to visit the boy with cancer. Staying there all day and answering questions as Luke. That really got me

Which tweets inspired you in 2017? Feel free to leave your answers in the comments below.

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